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Central PA Festival of the Arts - 2 days to deadline!

July 11 - 14
State College, PA
Presented By: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
310 Artists
Deadline: January 18
Application Fee: $40     Booth Fee:  $550/ single booth
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts' Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition takes place on the streets of downtown State College and on the immediately adjacent University Park campus of Penn State. Concurrent with the Festival, the Penn State Alumni Association presents Arts Festival Alumni Weekend, a family-friendly program that brings Penn Staters back to "Happy Valley" to enjoy the sights and sounds of "Arts Fest"- a quintessential part of the Penn State experience. Penn State and alums sporting large blue pins indicating the year of their graduation are often an artist's best customer in the Sidewalk Sale.
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was founded in 1966 by Penn State University's College of Arts and Architecture and the State College Chamber of Commerce. Drawing over 125,000 people to State College each summer, the Festival includes: 
  • the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition
  • a gallery exhibition
  • Children and Youth Day
  • educational opportunities, and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.
The Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition is a juried outdoor show of high quality fine art and fine craft. Our audience gains a better appreciation of the artistic process through interaction with the exhibiting artists. 
Please note: It is essential that the participating artist be the one who conceived the design and executed the finished product. We are not interested in mass produced products or sales agents hired to operate booths.   
Our marketing efforts are funded by a grant from our local convention and visitors' bureau. It includes traditional media (television, radio, and a modest amount of print), a mobile-optimized website, email, and social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

More Information:
Contact: Rick Bryant    (814) 237-3682

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